Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, April 17, 2017

One Person, One Vote, One Last Time; Turkish Ed.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in the referendum on granting him sweeping new powers, saying it was won by a clear majority.

He was speaking in Istanbul as the count neared completion. With more than 99% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on 51.36% and "No" on 48.64%.

Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency will modernise the country.
I think it's fairly likely that Turkey is about to become a "democracy in name only" nation, like Russia. Erdogan says that his new system will be like the American one, except that in the United States, the president has no power over the judiciary, other than the power to nominate appointments to the Senate.

Well, other than the odd military coup, Turkey had a pretty good run, of almost a hundred years.

1 comment:

Stewart Dean said...

Heard one commentator describe this as the return of the Sultanate.